The BILCO Company, a subsidiary of AmesburyTruth™, announced today the BIL-Guard ® 2.0, the second generation of its top-selling roof hatch safety railing system, is now available for order, with shipments starting November 15. BILCO unveiled the BIL-Guard 2.0 earlier this year at the International Roofing Expo in February, with a target ‘go-to-market’ timetable of Q4.
Stronger and easier to install than its predecessor, the BIL-Guard 2.0 boasts aluminum construction for increased strength and rigidity, a redesigned self-closing hinge and positive latching system and stainless steel hardware throughout. The product is available with a safety yellow powder-coat finish over the corrosion-resistant aluminum rails.
“Thanks to a complete redesign, the BIL-Guard 2.0 is much stronger and easier to install than the prior version. As part of BILCO’s long tradition of excellence and design innovation, our product development team has delivered a superior product that ensures personal safety when working around roof hatches,” explained Mike Toohey, Director of Architectural Products Sales & Marketing at BILCO. “The new product is offered at the same price as its predecessor and will fit virtually any size or brand of roof hatch.”
Also compliant with OSHA fall protection standards (29 CFR 1910.23), the BIL-Guard 2.0 features an innovative mounting system that does not penetrate the roofing membrane. The new system is easier to install than prior models, and does not require special training or certification for proper installation. The design features quick-mount curb brackets for a fast, secure attachment and pivoting mounting sleeves with compression fittings to lock the railing system into place. The BIL-Guard 2.0 is also equipped with a standard self-closing gate to maintain continuous fall protection to ensure that OSHA compliance is preserved.
For more information on the BIL-Guard 2.0 or BILCO’s other safety and access products, call (800) 366-6530 or visit
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For over 85 years, The BILCO Company has been a building industry pioneer in the design and development of specialty access products. Over these years, the company has built a reputation among architects, and engineers for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship. BILCO – an ISO 9001 certified company – offers a line of roof hatches, automatic fire vents, floor access doors, natural ventilation products, smoke and fire curtains, and a complete line of residential access products. BILCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of AmesburyTruth, a division of Tyman Plc. For more information, visit
About AmesburyTruth™
AmesburyTruth™ is a leading manufacturer of window and door extrusions, hardware, and sealing systems, which are used by leading window and door manufacturers throughout North America, for both residential and commercial markets. Based in Edina, Minnesota, the company has facilities throughout North America. The company is a subsidiary of Tyman Plc. (London Stock Exchange: TYMN). Tyman Plc, headquartered in London, is a leading international supplier of components to the window and door industry. Visit .

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